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Research Technician I

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Requisition Information

Requisition Title Research Technician I
Requisition Number 01892-R

Opening Information

Job Status Full Time
Position Category Science/Research
Education Required Undergraduate Degree
Experience Required 1 - 3 Years
Position Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking a motivated and responsible candidate for an immediate lab technician opening. In order to understand how brains work, we need to understand their circuit connectivity. After a century of research this knowledge remains incomplete, so multiple research groups are now targeting this knowledge gap to fundamentally advance our understanding of brain function.

The Brain Architecture Project <> is a collaborative effort aimed at creating an integrated resource containing knowledge about nervous system architecture in multiple species. Currently the project is focused on analyzing a large data set of mouse brains (>2000 brains, each with >100Gigavoxels of image data) to obtain a comprehensive circuit map of the whole brain.

The candidate will participate in an exciting fundamental neuroscience science project, while applying technical laboratory skills, and will be involved in histological and animal handling procedures. Duties can include assisting in digital neuropathology and tissue processing, stereotaxic injections into live animals and associated animal handling work. The successful candidate will participate in a variety of basic and applied research in a high-throughput histology pipeline.

Essential Responsibilities:

Work with neuroanatomical tracer-injected brain tissue, as part of a larger study; perform cryosectioning using internal methods.

Help with device design, CAD, and 3D printing projects and laboratory automation.

Perform histological staining and participate in the development of novel protocols.

Assist other technicians and the laboratory manager in complex data gathering and analysis in the high-throughput tissue pipeline.

Work as a member of the laboratory and local team to provide efficient, daily output.

Document all experimental work and submit reports or summaries according to schedule.

Position Requirements

A Bachelors degree in an engineering or scientific field is required.

One to three years’ experience in laboratory setting preferred.

Candidates will possess experience with basic laboratory practices and include some of the following skills: Small animal handling, cryostat sectioning, histological or immunochemical tissue staining, brightfield and fluorescent microscopy, basic mechanical/electrical engineering or willingness and ability to apply engineering concepts to a laboratory setting. Knowledge of histology, stereotaxic surgery, or neuroanatomy is highly desirable.

How To Apply
Interested candidates should apply via the CSHL Careers website at _

Position Number 01892-R

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status

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